Ignition 1.4 1991 340 - what have we got please

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LeeEnfield
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Ignition 1.4 1991 340 - what have we got please

Post by LeeEnfield » 08 Apr 2014 05:59 pm

Hi, I attach two photos of the distributor cap, rotor and distributor. I'd like to buy replacements for the first two - just in case. I can't see any contact breakers so I am assuming a) I'm blind b) stupid c) both or d) it's electronic???? e) something else.

So help please, what have we got and where can I get replacements for a rainy day and what do I need to do in terms of any maintenance (lightly oil the shaft?).

I don't know what we would do without this forum so many thanks for all advice. Yes I have a Haynes but...this website and forum is far better.

Many thanks, Lee
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Re: Ignition 1.4 1991 340 - what have we got please

Post by LeeEnfield » 08 Apr 2014 06:09 pm

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Re: Ignition 1.4 1991 340 - what have we got please

Post by Ride_on » 08 Apr 2014 10:02 pm

Your Haynes manual will tell you the ignition is an electronic mapped ignition that uses a crank sensor. The computer is attached to the coil, refered to on here as a Renix unit.

I don't know where you buy replacements.
1980 345 DL_______1987 360 GLE (project car restored to GLT spec and B230FT'd)
1984 360 GLT______1987 360 GLT
1983 360 GLS______1989 360 GLE
1985 340 GL_______1986 340 1.4
1985 360 GLS______1995 940 SE 2.3 Turbo Estate (daily)
1987 340 GL 1.7

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Re: Ignition 1.4 1991 340 - what have we got please

Post by bogbasic » 08 Apr 2014 10:10 pm

Hello again, yes, its completely pointless trying to find the contact breaker on that car ;-)

You won't have much trouble getting replacements from spares shops and eBay.
1988 340 1.4 GL, 218k, 5 door (Grey Bess). Gone to CBA.
1991 340 1.7 GL, 64k, 5 door, petrol blue (Deep Blue).
1988 360 2.0 GLE, 140k, 5 door, ocean blue metallic (Blue Bess).
1989 340 1.7 GL, 108k, 3 door (Red Ness).
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Re: Ignition 1.4 1991 340 - what have we got please

Post by LeeEnfield » 08 Apr 2014 10:37 pm

bogbasic wrote:Hello again, yes, its completely pointless trying to find the contact breaker on that car ;-)

You won't have much trouble getting replacements from spares shops and eBay.
Many thanks indeed, Lee and just love the pun. :lol:

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Re: Ignition 1.4 1991 340 - what have we got please

Post by macplaxton » 08 Apr 2014 11:34 pm

LeeEnfield wrote:Yes I have a Haynes but...this website and forum is far better.
But only a Haynes can cure a wobbly table. :P

Did you not download all them lovely PDF Volvo manuals I pointed you in the direction of?

Cap & rotor available from any good motor factors.
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